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Wild of the Week: Mudpuppy, the eye-catcher of Chicago outdoors

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Raul Garcia Jr. emailed, ``Any idea what this is? Caught downtown?''

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As a matter of fact, yes, I do. It is a mudpuppy. I am not sure why, but most often readers send photos and reports of them in late fall, usually caught around Navy Pier or Montrose Harbor.

Last year, Roger Morales sent a photo of one nearly 14 inches long he caught at Montrose Harbor on Thanksfiving

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